Best Cities for Gamers in 2017 [Infographic]

    Which is the best city for Gamers in 2017?

    Gaming is taking very serious as to call it a hobby is an understatement. Gaming is big business as the industry spends over $100 billion globally a year. vs. in 2016 movie ticket sales were $62.5 billion.

    Gaming is not for children as close 50% of U.S. adults play video games, and two out three households have at least on “gamer” who plays three to four hours a week.

    Top 20 Cities for Gamers
    1 Orlando, FL 11 San Francisco, CA
    2 Seattle, WA 12 San Jose, CA
    3 Austin, TX 13 Fremont, CA
    4 New York, NY 14 Pittsburgh, PA
    5 Atlanta, GA 15 Columbus, OH
    6 Los Angeles, CA 16 Raleigh, NC
    7 Las Vegas, NV 17 Anaheim, CA
    8 Irvine, CA 18 Virginia Beach, VA
    9 Boston, MA 19 Madison, WI
    10 San Diego, CA 20 Portland, OR

    Best vs. Worst

    • Las Vegas has the most video-game stores per square root of the population, 0.0283, which is 23.6 times more than in Memphis, Tenn., the city with the fewest at 0.0012.
    • Pittsburgh has the highest average download speed, 14.62 Mbps, which is 3.1 times higher than in Honolulu, the city with the lowest at 4.70 Mbps.
    • Gilbert, Ariz., has the highest share of households with a broadband connection, 94 percent, which is 1.9 times higher than in Detroit, the city with the lowest at 50 percent.
    • Durham, N.C., has the cheapest monthly internet cost, $40, which is 2.5 times cheaper than in Anchorage, Alaska, the city with the most expensive at $101.36.

    Check out which are the best cities for gamers in 2017 via interactive map and Infographic.

    Click your city to where it ranks:

    Source: WalletHub

    Top 100 Cities for Gamers:

    Best Cities for Gamers

    Overall Rank
    (1=Best)
    City Total Score ‘Gaming Environment’ Rank ‘Internet Quality & Coverage’ Rank ‘Gamer & Developer Opportunities’ Rank
    1 Orlando, FL 65.51 1 53 2
    2 Seattle, WA 62.76 2 24 5
    3 Austin, TX 59.47 6 44 3
    4 New York, NY 59.05 5 29 4
    5 Atlanta, GA 57.09 3 48 8
    6 Los Angeles, CA 55.74 11 62 1
    7 Las Vegas, NV 55.34 4 39 12
    8 Irvine, CA 53.93 12 9 11
    9 Boston, MA 51.95 13 13 10
    10 San Diego, CA 50.04 15 26 7
    11 San Francisco, CA 48.23 29 17 6
    12 San Jose, CA 46.57 24 7 15
    13 Fremont, CA 46.37 14 4 45
    14 Pittsburgh, PA 46.15 25 11 13
    15 Columbus, OH 46.12 7 35 41
    16 Raleigh, NC 45.85 9 33 26
    17 Anaheim, CA 44.26 8 37 88
    18 Virginia Beach, VA 43.36 46 1 72
    19 Madison, WI 42.83 21 27 22
    20 Portland, OR 42.65 17 31 18
    21 Chandler, AZ 42.15 42 3 55
    22 Plano, TX 42.14 31 8 37
    23 Jersey City, NJ 42.01 37 12 90
    24 Scottsdale, AZ 41.78 34 6 47
    25 Tampa, FL 41.77 16 30 39
    26 Denver, CO 41.21 19 47 16
    27 Sacramento, CA 40.89 28 22 24
    28 Dallas, TX 40.31 10 92 19
    29 Minneapolis, MN 40.14 23 34 23
    30 Chesapeake, VA 39.82 79 2 79
    31 Chicago, IL 39.43 41 71 9
    32 Gilbert, AZ 39.06 43 5 86
    33 Durham, NC 38.90 44 16 35
    34 Charlotte, NC 38.21 33 28 30
    35 Washington, DC 38.12 18 54 31
    36 Riverside, CA 37.70 60 10 65
    37 Reno, NV 37.26 47 18 33
    38 Nashville, TN 36.06 30 43 46
    39 Houston, TX 35.79 22 84 21
    40 St. Paul, MN 35.50 52 21 43
    41 Henderson, NV 35.23 72 14 36
    42 Baltimore, MD 35.18 49 58 17
    43 Garland, TX 35.04 69 20 90
    44 Norfolk, VA 34.91 71 15 57
    45 Irving, TX 34.78 32 38 77
    46 San Antonio, TX 34.64 27 83 27
    47 Philadelphia, PA 34.14 83 42 14
    48 Oakland, CA 34.10 64 51 20
    49 Baton Rouge, LA 34.05 35 60 42
    50 Cincinnati, OH 34.01 36 67 48
    51 Fort Worth, TX 33.65 26 80 66
    52 Phoenix, AZ 33.65 45 56 29
    53 Miami, FL 33.57 20 95 32
    54 Santa Ana, CA 33.31 51 61 25
    55 Long Beach, CA 33.25 68 19 60
    56 Indianapolis, IN 33.10 39 73 28
    57 Arlington, TX 32.98 65 57 90
    58 North Las Vegas, NV 32.72 73 25 78
    59 Tucson, AZ 32.34 58 46 40
    60 Lexington-Fayette, KY 31.85 66 45 56
    61 Birmingham, AL 31.57 54 72 76
    62 Mesa, AZ 31.46 76 32 63
    63 Boise, ID 31.46 48 50 70
    64 Jacksonville, FL 31.02 40 77 62
    65 Lubbock, TX 30.90 62 68 90
    66 Aurora, CO 30.77 53 75 52
    67 Colorado Springs, CO 30.41 67 59 71
    68 St. Louis, MO 30.39 50 78 34
    69 Omaha, NE 30.03 70 52 50
    70 Fort Wayne, IN 29.53 88 23 87
    71 Honolulu, HI 29.37 55 81 61
    72 Newark, NJ 29.25 63 65 64
    73 Fresno, CA 29.11 87 36 69
    74 Chula Vista, CA 29.06 75 41 90
    75 Albuquerque, NM 28.93 57 85 51
    76 Glendale, AZ 28.81 59 55 84
    77 Lincoln, NE 28.78 80 74 73
    78 Bakersfield, CA 28.62 77 64 75
    79 Louisville, KY 28.42 61 76 54
    80 Kansas City, MO 27.99 81 63 80
    81 Winston-Salem, NC 27.91 85 40 85
    82 New Orleans, LA 27.31 38 98 44
    83 Anchorage, AK 26.73 56 96 74
    84 St. Petersburg, FL 26.29 92 49 68
    85 Buffalo, NY 25.84 89 66 49
    86 Greensboro, NC 25.53 74 97 90
    87 Toledo, OH 25.40 86 88 82
    88 Milwaukee, WI 25.07 82 87 53
    89 Oklahoma City, OK 24.87 78 90 67
    90 Stockton, CA 24.77 95 69 90
    91 El Paso, TX 24.09 90 79 81
    92 Tulsa, OK 23.66 84 94 88
    93 Cleveland, OH 23.34 91 93 38
    94 Hialeah, FL 23.26 98 70 90
    95 Wichita, KS 22.29 97 86 90
    96 San Bernardino, CA 22.26 94 82 59
    97 Corpus Christi, TX 22.16 93 91 90
    98 Memphis, TN 20.72 96 89 83
    99 Laredo, TX 14.69 100 99 90
    100 Detroit, MI 13.19 99 100 58

     

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    Whether your into gaming, it’s fascinating to see how many people make it their pastime.

    To see original article, click here: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-cities-for-gamers/36270/

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